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Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (PSYC90007)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 6.25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codePSYC90007
Semester 1
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This subject provides an opportunity for didactic, case-based and experiential learning in cognitive-behavioural treatment models and techniques. Although the prime focus will be on cognitive-behavioural treatments for adult psychological disorders, attention will be paid to other treatment modalities (eg. pharmacological, psychosocial, etc.) where appropriate. Teaching may be composed of a combination of didactic input, class discussions, role plays and observation.

Intended learning outcomes


On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Develop knowledge in implementing evidence-based cognitive-behavioural treatments for specific psychological disorders, considering an individual’s cultural and socioeconomic context.


On completion of this subject students should demonstrate skills in:

  • Critical evaluation of clinical research to inform the selection, tailoring and implementation of evidence-based cognitive behavioural treatments  on the basis of an initial case formulation.

Application of Knowledge and Skills

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of psychopathology, diagnostic systems, assessment and theory to inform case formulation and treatment planning for specific adult disorders.
  • Apply knowledge to monitor client outcomes, identify barriers to treatment progress and modify interventions on the basis of an evolving case formulation and inter and intrapersonal changes.

Generic skills

Advanced written, oral and interpersonal communication skills

Improved analytic and information integration skills

Appreciation of the complex and multi-determined causality of problems experienced by individuals and groups across the lifespan.

Last updated: 3 April 2019